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As a subset of my current obsession, Plane Spotting (Original Post) HAB911 Feb 2024 OP
Cool. LoisB Feb 2024 #1
You had two planes that looked like military? Gray. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #2
This gallery pulls from a couple of others HAB911 Feb 2024 #3
Many thanks! Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #5
I like the plane leaving a trail and the moon. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #6
thank you! HAB911 Feb 2024 #10
Most people don't realize photographers often wait a long time to get a shot. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #14
Cocoa Beach Airshow Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #7
Yes that is HAB911 Feb 2024 #9
Wow amazing. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #13
Love all the air show pictures. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #8
Great photos, my dear HAB911! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2024 #4
thanks peggy HAB911 Feb 2024 #11
Can't say I blame you! 43 years is a looooong time, lol. CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2024 #12

HAB911

(8,971 posts)
10. thank you!
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 08:34 AM
Feb 2024

That seems to be a fan favorite for sure, only possible during certain times of the moon cycle, and only when the sun will illuminate the plane. Last month I was outside in 40 degree weather for a total of four hours, captured six photos, sadly none of which actually crossed the face of the moon. I do get another chance every month.

Irish_Dem

(48,493 posts)
14. Most people don't realize photographers often wait a long time to get a shot.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 09:53 AM
Feb 2024

The stunning, award winning photos are usually not just coincidence.

Irish_Dem

(48,493 posts)
7. Cocoa Beach Airshow
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 09:28 PM
Feb 2024

Is the one picture an air refueler refueling two helicopters?
I don't know what I am looking at.

HAB911

(8,971 posts)
9. Yes that is
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 08:28 AM
Feb 2024

a C130 rigged for refueling helicopters, part of a sea rescue group of the US Air Force

Irish_Dem

(48,493 posts)
13. Wow amazing.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 09:45 AM
Feb 2024

My USAF father flew C130s (and cargo planes) in Viet Nam during the war.

I had no idea they refueled helicopters.

I always think of sea rescue as done by the Navy.

This is such a great picture.


CaliforniaPeggy

(149,879 posts)
4. Great photos, my dear HAB911!
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 09:23 PM
Feb 2024

What a wonderful variety of paint jobs and lights on wings, to mention just a couple of neat details! Love the clouds behind and around!

All those folks going someplace.

HAB911

(8,971 posts)
11. thanks peggy
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 08:35 AM
Feb 2024

I traveled for business for 43 years and now I hope never to be one of those going somewhere, lol

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